April Monthly Newsletter
Hello,

Indeed, we are Easter people!  I pray that these weeks of the Easter season leading to Pentecost will bring you a renewed sense of God’s presence and power as we live in recognition of the resurrection of Jesus and his victory over death itself.  As believing Christians, this is one of the most fundamental truths of our faith: Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again!  We, too, share in this victory over death.  Hallelujah!

Our small church in Seaford has been a faithful witness for Jesus Christ since 1857 and we are still going strong for the Lord.  Many changes have taken place in over 160 years of ministry: changes in the Methodist movement itself and in the American society and culture in which we live.  We cannot isolate ourselves from the world around us; instead, we can be as active as possible in demonstrating the assurance that we have: Christ is the Way, the Truth, and the Life for all who believe in him as the living Son of an all-loving God.  He has shown us by his example what it takes to live a life pleasing to God and how to be beneficial to those whom we meet along life’s journey.  Please continue to share your faith blessings with us as the days ahead unfold and bring new opportunities for us to gather in worship, fellowship, and service to others.

I will be in Puerto Rico from April 23-30 with fellow United Methodist Volunteers in Mission to aid in recovery for some of the hardest hit areas affected by the hurricanes of last year.  Our team will work from a small church in a region that still has no electricity, no potable water, and very few of life’s necessities.  If you have supported UMCOR in the past, I will be able to return and share with you how effectively your mission giving is being put to good work.  Please pray for me and the team.  We will be praying for you.

And may God bless you richly, now and always!

With joy,
Pastor Steve
 
Easter Breakfast/Service
Easter Breakfast will be served by the Church School at 9:15 a.m. on April 1st.  
Please use the sign-up sheet in the Narthex to let us know how many in your
family will be attending as we want to purchase a sufficient, but not wasteful,
quantity of food.  All proceeds, after expenses, will be used for the sponsorship
of Astrid, a young girl in Colombia, through Compassion International.
The Church School Egg Hunt follows the breakfast.
Easter Service will follow at 10:30 a.m.

  VBS Meeting
There will be a Vacation Bible School Meeting on Friday, April 13th at 11:00 am
in Fellowship Hall. All who are interested are welcome to attend this meeting.

Finance Meeting
There will be a Finance Meeting on Monday, April 16th at 7:00 pm
in the Ross Library. All are welcome to attend this meeting.

Men’s Breakfast
All men are welcome to the Men’s Breakfast on Saturday, April 21st at 8:30 am
at the East Bay Diner located on Merrick Road.

Ladies’ Luncheon
All ladies are welcome to the Ladies’ Get-together on April 21st at 3:00 pm
in Fellowship Hall. We will be having coffee and tea and dessert.
Mom's, please bring drinks for your children.